A2 Comparing using ‘-est’ and ‘most’, shows us how to use adjectives (old, young) to compare three or more people or things.
A2 Comparing: using -est and most
The Comparative: Using -est and most
- if comparing we add -est to an adjective: Jane is the oldest.
- we use the most in front of an adjective for comparing: This watch is the most expensive.
Adjectives with one syllable
old → older → the oldest
cheap → cheaper → the cheapest
large → larger → the largest
Adjectives that end in -y
pretty → prettier → the prettiest
funny → funnier → the funniest
Adjectives with two or more syllables
famous → more famous → the most famous
important → more important → the most important
interesting → more interesting → the most interesting
Irregular comparative adjectives
good → better → the best
bad → worse → the worst
far → farther/further → the farthest/furthest